Guess what I did? What I did is look for research jobs. I was fortunate to get a research job in such a very short period of rummaging the internet, ha-ha! And that was the start of my freelance/virtual assistant career. And I may say, I have no experience at all!
What should I be doing? Researching. My client asked me to look for Paleo recipes. Googled it and I do find tons of recipes. I copy paste the recipes into my client’s database. And that was it. That was easy. Anyone can do that!
Anyone can do that!
Is that job needs experience? No!
Did my client ask for my experience in research work? No!
Easy isn’t it? I got an online job that lasted for more than 6 months! And that was the start of my freelancing or virtual assisting.
The lesson I learned is that you should be CONFIDENT. If you have the skill and you want to help others with your skill, and by any means go for it. Look for that job… look high and low, haha.
And now I may add, after 3 years of freelancing/virtual assisting…pick a NICHE. What skill you are good or great? What is it that you really, really love to do? Is it writing? Is it researching? Transcribing? Graphic design? Web design?
Focus on that skill. And upgrade your skill. Learn, learn, learn! Why pick a niche? Because you need to have a lot of experience in that niche or in that line of work you choose. In the process you become skilled, you specialize in that niche. You become an expert! In addition to these, it is much easier to find clients. Remember that experts are the ones seeking out by clients, not the other way around.
So, if you are knowledgeable or have the skill in the following area, start your freelancing/virtual assistant career now. Yes, even you don’t have experience.
- Writer/Blogger – if you have skill in writing, offer your services by writing blog posts, articles, essays, newsletters, press releases, social media content, and other digital content.
- Social Media Manager – if you can post, share, pin, tweet and update your social media you can offer this kind of service, too. You can upgrade this skill by familiarizing yourself with automation tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, and the like, and learn even basic graphic design. Or upgrade your graphic design skills.
- E-commerce Assistant – selling online is very popular these days. Online store owners need help in writing a product description, responding to inquiries, promote sales or run the day-to-day operations of a store. If you are good in this field, it is a great opportunity to gain experience.
- Real Estate Assistant – A lot of realtors are looking for support for their business, they need someone to manage their calendar, market open houses, write listing descriptions. If you are interested in this field it is a good opportunity to gain experience.
Want to earn online? Want to be a Virtual Assistant? Start now!!
Hey…come back here and share with me your journey to the freelancing/virtual assistance world.